Game Recap

Avalanche 3, Stars 0

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:49 AM

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Avalanche 3, Stars 0
Dallas Stars 0, Colorado Avalanche 3

The Stars dropped a 3-0 decision to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
First Period

Richard Bachman started in goal for Dallas while J.S. Giguere got the start in net for the Avs.
Dallas was the recipient of a 5-on-3 power play for 1:22 in the first two minutes of the game. The Stars could not get much generated, with only one shot, despite the two-man advantage.
Bachman stopped Kevin Porter on a short breakaway shortly after.
Colorado got its first power play halfway through the first and Ryan Stoa scored to make it 1-0. Stoa threw it towards the net from the slot and it hit traffic and trickled between Bachman’s pads.
Dallas played the quartet of Tom Wandell, Steve Ott, Nicklas Grossman and Trevor Daley as their first PK unit.  Krys Barch, Toby Petersen, Philip Larsen and Mark Fistric made up the second.

"They got an early power play goal and had more pace than we did. It was a tough game. They played well." said Larsen

Colorado led, 1-0, after one. Shots were 13-7, Avalanche.
Second period
Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly struck early in the second period off a broken play in the neutral zone to send the Avalanche up 2-0 at the 2:24 mark. Gabriel Landeskog, who was the second overall pick in this year’s Draft, assisted on the play.
Dallas would get a chance to cut the lead in half midway through the period on the power play, but failed to generate any shots or offensive opportunities with the man advantage.
Hoping to provide a spark for a Dallas team that, at times, looked fatigued, Barch dropped the gloves against Patrick Bordeleau late in the second period.
Despite the spirited fight, the Stars would fail to gain any momentum despite going on the power play late in the period.
O’Reilly’s second goal of the night, a rebound off a slap shot from the point, would send the Avs into the second intermission leading the struggling Stars 3-0.
Shots after two periods were 20-12 in favor of Colorado.
Third period
The third period was rather uneventful, with both teams generating few scoring chances.

J.S. Giguere finished the game with a shutout by turning away all 16 Dallas shots. Bachman went the distance for the Stars and finished with 28 saves on 31 shots.
Overall, the Stars brought a lot of young players to the game and it was another chance for Dallas scouts to see them against good competition.

“With the lineup they had, it was a pretty good line up,” Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. “We knew they were going to come out with pace. It’s a good learning game for our defense and our younger guys. It gives our scouts a look at guys in a fast paced game.”

Gulutzan added, “We've balanced our lineups with our play in preseason so far with pairs and lines and young guys. These last three games we are going to narrow it down to our team and try to develop some chemistry.”

Dallas will next play at Florida on Tuesday evening.
Dallas Lines
Richard Bachman
Tyler Beskorowany (backup)

scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - Ryan Stoa (1) Deflected shot - ASST: Joakim Lindstrom (1), Kyle Quincey (1)
1 - 0 COL
2nd Period
Ryan O'Reilly (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (1), Stefan Elliott (1)
2 - 0 COL
Ryan O'Reilly (2) Snap shot - ASST: Kyle Quincey (2), Daniel Winnik (1)
3 - 0 COL
3rd Period
penalty summary
1st Period
Paul Stastny  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Tom Wandell
Jonas Holos  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
Travis Morin  Hooking  - 2 min against  Matt Duchene
Kevin Porter  Interference  - 2 min against  Mathieu Tousignant
2nd Period
Shane O'Brien  Boarding  - 2 min against  Steve Ott
Krys Barch  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Patrick Bordeleau
Patrick Bordeleau  Fighting (maj)  - 5 min against  Krys Barch
Joakim Lindstrom  Unsportsmanlike conduct  - 2 min against  Philip Larsen
3rd Period
Nicklas Grossmann served by Ryan Garbutt  Boarding  - 2 min against  Matt Duchene
Nicklas Grossmann  Roughing  - 2 min against  Ryan Stoa
Ryan Stoa  Roughing  - 2 min against  Nicklas Grossmann
Sheldon Souray  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Ryan Stoa
goalie stats
Richard Bachman
Richard Bachman
SA: 31TOI: 59:58
GA: 3SV%: .903
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 16TOI: 60:00
GA: 0SV%: 1.000
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